AYDEN - Robert F. Rose Sr., 78, of Ayden passed away on January 10, 2013, at Vidant Medical Center. He was born on August 12, 1934 in Craven Co., NC to Guy and Mabel Carter Rose. Robert was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Guy P. Rose Jr.
Robert was a member of Elm Grove OFWB Church. He retired from E.I. DuPont after more than 35 years of service and was the owner of Rose Golf Club Repair. Mr. Rose was an avid golfer and in his spare time enjoyed woodworking.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Rose, of the home; one son, Robert F. Rose Jr. and wife, Tami, of Grifton, Rheta Rose Russell and husband, Steve, of Grifton and Kathryn Rose Jacoby and husband, Henry, of Goldsboro. He also leaves behind two grandchildren, Paul Russell and wife, Kim and Clayton Russell; one step grandchild, Christian Wickline; one great grandchild, Nicholas Russell; several cousins, nieces and nephews and a very special family pet, Ruby.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 14, 2013 at Elm Grove OFWB Church, Weyerhaeuser Rd., Ayden, at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Private Burial will take place at a later date. If one wishes, memorial contributions may be made to Elm Grove OFWB Church.
Condolences may be e-mailed to farmerfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements are by Farmer Funeral Service.